The most comprehensive challenge to the earth is man-made environmental change, which is most likely attributed to the accumulation of released greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Despite the fact that most people have started to solve the issue and attempt to respond by reducing their carbon footprint by decreased consumption and the use of renewable energy, we still face a major issue concerning climate change (NASA, 2021).
Climate change occurs as a result of certain changes to the climate system. Variations in the conditions that affect climatic changes cause climate change.
This pattern has become one of the world's most serious environmental challenges and dangers. Human activities such as driving vehicles, forestry
deforestation, and industrialization all result in greenhouse gas emissions. These molecules clump together in the atmosphere, trapping the sun's heat.
The major issues with climate change and U.S response
- What Does This Mean for the United States?
- U.S. Response to Climate Change
Estimated annual temperatures in the continental United States rose by 1.0°C from 1901 to 2016; under all future good climate models
annual average temperatures in the United States are expected to grow by around 2.5°F over the next few decades (2021–2050) compared to the recent past (average from 1976–2005).
Studies made by the “U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)” (Wikipedia-Authors, 2021) shows how rising temperatures in the United States and around the world are likely to increase the intensity and likelihood of weather events around the board.
Increases in severe events are especially critical for human life, housing, irrigation, water amount and quality, and natural disasters. (Milman, 2021)
Extreme heat events of caused by heat pollution killed over 7,800 people in the United States between 1999 and 2009.
Extreme heat conditions are becoming more common, more intense, and last longer in the United States.
Heat waves are likely to become more intense and extreme in the coming decades as temperatures begin to increase due to climate change.
Over the past few decades, exceptionally hot summer days and nights have become more popular around the country.
Heat waves also enhance hospitalizations as well as deaths from heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses (Wikipedia-Users, 2021).
Infectious Diseases pose a threat to many populations in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease were registered in 2012.
Climate change has an impact on the distribution of diseases spread by rodents such as ticks and mosquitoes.
Climate change is expected to have varying effects on infectious diseases in different parts of the world but especially USA which is very worrying (Wikipedia-Users, 2021).